Day 668: Cat people

If you know the difference between a cat


and a dog


… then you probably know the difference between “cat people” and “dog people.”  Speaking for myself, I’ve read and heard lots of discussions about how Cat People and Dog People differ. (If you want to read some of these comparisons, check out this, this, this, or that) (fetched for me, just now, by Google, which seems kind of dog-like to me).

As I was deciding which articles and quizzes to include here about Cat People vs. Dog People, this conclusion stood out:

Cat lovers are smarter than dog owners, study claims.

Since I am a cat person, you COULD assume that the links I chose for reading materials, above, are good ones. Whether you choose to visit those links probably depends on the kind of person you are.

So why am I writing about Cat People today?  As usual, I have lots of reasons (which may be related to my being a Cat Person) (or maybe not):

  • I realized I hadn’t been showing photos of our two cats, Oscar and Harley, in my blog lately.
  • I therefore took some photos of them yesterday.

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  • We recently found out that our neighbor cat, Mambo, is male, so now we can say, “What a good boy!” with impunity.

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If our cats read this blog, they might get the impression that we like Mambo more than we like them, but they don’t and we don’t, either.

If Michael reads this blog, he might have felines, I mean feelings, about what I’ve included here, so far. If he does, I can change this post, as he requests.

I like being respectful of the preferences of people I include in my blog, whether they are cat people, dog people, or other kinds of people. I especially want to be thoughtful about Michael’s wishes, today, because tomorrow is the fourth anniversary of the day we met.  Yes, my boyfriend Michael and I met …

…. on Halloween.


Eeeeek!  I hope I didn’t scare you, just now, with that other neighborhood cat (whose name and gender I do not know).

I don’t find our anniversary scary at all, even though Michael described himself as more of a Dog Person when we first met. From knowing Michael for four years, I would say he’s one of those rare people who appreciate cats AND dogs, for what they are.

Last night, Michael and I followed our usual Wednesday evening norm of visiting a local pet-store-with-cat-shelter, where we saw lots of cat people and dog people. The self-avowed cat person in the couple (which would be me)  took all of these photos:

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Michael, as usual, made me laugh out loud, LOL, crack up — whatever cat, dog, or other people want to call it — last night, with this commentary about that product above:

What is this? A laser printer? We can’t poop in this! We’ll get into trouble!

In honor of our anniversary tomorrow, I am posting a song that Michael, I believe, likes better than some of the other music I choose for this blog:

(official video of the theme from “Cat People,” sung by David Bowie, found here)

I don’t know if our different tastes in music have to do with Michael and I being primarily cat people or dog people. I do know that I like David Bowie, too.

Also, in honor of Cat (and, perhaps, Dog) People, I’m including one of my favorite cat videos, from YouTube:

(“Ninja Cat” video found here on YouTube)

Some things just sneak up on you, don’t they?

Thanks to Michael (of course), cat people, dog people, cats, dogs, and you … no matter what kind of person you are!

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39 thoughts on “Day 668: Cat people

  1. Cute pictures. Funny, because I was just thinking up some puns for one of my latest posts about a cat sanctuary in Rome.

  2. yeseventhistoowillpass

    I’m a cat person…

  3. I was always a Cat Pereon until in my mid forties I got a … Dog. She was the Best Dog in the Whole Wide World.
    But no matter how wonderful she was, my Best Cat in the World was even better. I miss the two of them even though they’ve been gone over twenty years and I have had multiple Dogs and Cats since. I currently have one Dog who is attempting to claim Best Dog in the Whole Wide World status. But I am not sure she is going to make it,
    Happy anniversary!

  4. Did you know yesterday was national Cat Day?

  5. I love David Bowie – but Loved that cat video! 🙂 Happy Anniversary!

  6. I didn’t go to the links or watch the videos. I think this confirms my being a cat person. LOL! 🙂 I’ve always been certain, to the core, that my personality is best suited to cats. I like dogs, but I wouldn’t want the responsibility, or neediness, of actually owning one.
    I really enjoyed the pictures of your fur-sweeties! They’re gorgeous! I too, enjoy visiting the pet store and loving on the cats there. Unfortunately, my two kitties would be very miffed if I brought one home! Have a great day!

  7. Loved the ninja cat video!! Thanks for sharing your cattiness today…. 😉
    My day is going to the dogs…
    Love it!
    Val x

  8. 😀 I am a dog person Ann. Hope you still love me! 😉
    Diana xo

  9. Diana,
    As a dog person I never thought I could be a cat person. But, I have become both. I find dogs to be quite dependent and cats the contrary. I can break open a bag of dog chow and a dog will eat until the last morsel is gone, in one sitting. Yet, a cat will eat only what he needs and return for more later. A cat person can leave a bowl of water and a couple of bowls of food and leave for the weekend. A dog person needs to secure a sitter to feed and walk the dog. Because as soon as you are out the door, the food and water will be gone and possibly a deposit on the floor.
    I guess I’m partial to both, because I believe as most of us, that we depend on others, yet make every effort not to.

  10. Labels are what make our differences clear and obvious.

  11. Can’t we all just get along, Ann? I am a dog person who also loves cats.
    And I also like David Bowie.
    Happy Anniversary, Ann and BF Michael.

  12. We have two cats that seem to rule our lives, so I’m wondering if that makes cats smarter than cat people?
    Anyway, Ann, happy hallowed anniversary to you and Michael. You’re the cat’s meow! 🙂

  13. Lots of laughs here. I love Michael’s take on the litter tray and the stalking cat is a scream. We are cat people (but don’t have one). The two black cats we used to have, specialised in trying to hide in a clump of daffodils in the lawn; they were convinced they were invisible.

  14. Hello, I don’t know how I got your blog on my reader? I truly enjoyed your post, I am assuming my son (11), likes the pics, he loves animals, and my iPhone is a WePhone, 😡! My bf and I are dog people, actual he prefers all pets to be outside, lol, yes he’s one of those. I unfortunately am highly allergic to cats, which doesn’t stop them from liking me, as all cats want to jump on my lap, sit next to me, etc, as I am unable to breathe. 😂!

    • I don’t know how my blog showed up on your reader, either, but I’m glad it did. I’m not surprised that cats like you; I really liked this comment! Thanks so much for taking the time to be here.

      • Oh quick story, i have a blog ,(haha), for over a year. Never posted a single story! I have lots of thoughts, I prefer to comment on others, maybe one day I will take the GIANT leap! 😁🙏

      • I hope you take the leap, like a cat, because you’ll probably land on your feet!

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  16. I love this post! (And I’m a cat person.)

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